|South Dakota House District 4|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Mayor, City of Big Stone|
|1993 - 1999|
|Bachelor's||Northern State University, 1982|
|Place of birth||Ortonville, MN|
Rausch earned his B.S. from Northern State University in 1982.
Rausch worked for Rausch Brothers Monument Company as Vice President/Sales Manager from 1983 to 2000. He has been the owner/operator of Omega Lettering Incorporated since 2000.
Rausch served as Mayor of the City of Big Stone from 1993 to 1999. He was also a member of the County Planning and Zoning Board from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, he was a candidate for the South Dakota State House of Representatives but was not elected. He then did join the South Dakota House in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 4th District. During his time serving the House, he has served as Speaker Pro Tempore. Rausch and his wife, Paula, have four children.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rausch served on the following committees:
- Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives, Chair
- Local Government Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives
- State Affairs Committee, South Dakota House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rausch served on the following committees:
- Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota House
- Local Government Committee, South Dakota House
- State Affairs Committee, South Dakota House
Rausch is not running for re-election to the State House in 2012.
Instead, Rausch ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 4. He was defeated by incumbent Tim Begalka in the Republican primary on June 5. District 4 Rep. Steve Street ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota State Senate District 4 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Tim Bagalka Incumbent||66.8%||1,106|
Valentine Rausch ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 4 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were fellow incumbent Steve Street (D) and James Gilkerson (R). Valentine Rausch (R) and Steve Street (D) won election in the November 2 general election.
|South Dakota State House, District 4 (2010)|
|Valentine Rausch (R)||5,437||39.65%|
|Steve Street (D)||4,377||31.92%|
|James Gilkerson (R)||3,900||28.44%|
In 2010, Rausch received $23,788 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Valentine Rausch's campaign in 2010|
|South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$750|
|South Dakota Association Of Specialty Care Providers||$700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$23,788|
In 2008, Rausch collected $8,640 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|South Dakota Republican Party||$559|
|South Dakota Corn Growers Association||$500|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Valentine + Rausch + South + Dakota + House"
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- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Valentine Rausch
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 12, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State's official list of state candidates, 2010
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributions to Val Rausch
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